Thursday, 31 December 2015

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year

 Dear friends from far far away and nearby,
It is the day before the new year begins, here I am celebrating with my fruity drink.
 I have had a very nice year with lots of love and blessings in my everyday life.
I have enjoyed my simple little life and my garden here at Clover Cottage. It has made me happy to look after all the little creatures that appear at my kitchen door from time to time.  My bees and hedgehogs and frogs and blackbirds and caterpillars and naughty slugs are all healthy and doing very well indeed so I am grateful for that. Pearl pig, Mango mouse and Doodle dog are still my loyal, forever companions and I am blessed to have them in my life .
 I wish you all a wonderful new year with peace, love and happiness all around you.
 Love from Sherbetx

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM SHERBET SHEEP

Happy New Year to all of my dear friends who are here reading my stories page and to all of my sheep friends and little creature friends throughout the world.  Also to all the humans and animals living on this planet Earth and those who have left  us for the next wonderful world. I am sending love across the clouds and I hope it reaches them. I wish you all many rainbow coloured blessings, rainbow coloured peace and rainbow coloured love for now and always.
Love from Sherbetx

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Sherbet finds daffodils in his garden

As you may know dear friends from nearby and far far away, the weather has been amazingly warm for this time of year at Clover Cottage. My little garden has been surprising me with some very early spring flowers. I peeked out of my bedroom window this morning and there nestling next to the blackberry bush was a big clump of daffodils in full bloom. Oh what a joy to see them there. I just could not resist picking some to put on my kitchen table.
Love from Sherbetx

Sunday, 27 December 2015

The lost reindeer.

Happy Sunday dear friends,
 This reindeer is going home. He has spent 2 nights here at Clover Cottage after finding himself lost on Christmas eve.
 He told me that he was flying through the sky with the other reindeer when a big puff of cloud blew him away and he could not see through the fog. When the cloud lifted he could no longer see Santa and his reindeer friends and so he dropped down into my garden where I found him looking lost and lonely under my big oak tree.
 It was wonderful to have him here as my Christmas guest.  I hope he drops in again next year. Love Sherbetx

Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas from Sherbet Sheep

Dearest, loyal friends from nearby and far far away.
 I am here to wish you a very merry Christmas and the best new year you could ever imagine having.
 I know the years are travelling by very fast indeed and  I only hope I can run fast enough to keep up, well, no that is a very silly thing to say because the years have gone by already and unless I am running backwards how can I ever catch up, now then looking at that sentence again  I am thinking to myself that my brain must be very tired indeed as it  does not make much sense to me at all . I must try to have a good night's sleep and maybe my brain will work properly in the morning.  Also if I go to bed early it gives Father Christmas more time to climb down my chimney and bring me presents .
 Luckily I have not had to light my fire lately so he will be quite safe . I would hate to be the one to melt santa's boots. Oh dear , I am very ,very tired , I have to go to bed now.
Love from Sherbet your Christmas sheep  x

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Hello from Sherbet

Oh dear, dear precious friends from nearby and far far away, do please forgive me for staying away so long.
 I have just been here, there and everywhere and I have not been able to spend time on my stories.
 I just had to say hello to you all to let you know that I am still very much alive ( you may see that I am carrying my lucky 4 leaf clover and that keeps me safe - and fortunate too !) I know Christmas is coming near but I am a little bit too busy to even think about it at the moment . Luckily I have already wrapped up some gifts for Pearl, Doodle and Mango so I do not have to worry about that. I did find the time to put up a little Christmas tree in Clover Cottage and decorate it. It is twinkling at me right this minute. It is a very friendly tree.
 Love from your long lost friend Sherbet Sheep x

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Sherbet is so sad thinking about the people of Paris.

Oh my dear friends, it is such a sad, sad time. Since yesterday I have been thinking and praying for all the people suffering in  Paris.  My heart is aching for them and I wish I could do something to help them. The only thing I can do as Sherbet Sheep is to send them my message of Love and Peace .
  Love from Sherbetx  

 

Thursday, 29 October 2015

I hope you have not forgotten me

Oh hello dear friends from nearby and far far away, I do so hope you have not forgotten me, I do remain your dear and loyal friend, Sherbet Sheep, forever and always and for always and forever. As you can see I have not been able to write my stories lately as I am sailing in the middle of the sea .The sea is a bit wobbly as I am sitting here so my writing may also be wobbly.  I am just relaxing and listening to the waves roll by and Oh, I must tell you  how lovely it is to watch flying fish leaping into the air right in front of my eyes.  I really did not realise they had wings, they seem to be a cross between a fish and a bird, a fish that flies or a bird that swims ! What fun !  I am watching out for dolphins every day too but I think they must be a little bit shy as I have not managed to meet any yet . Maybe they are a little bit afraid of me. I cannot blame them as I am sure they have never seen a Sherbet Sheep before , especially not in the middle of the ocean . Anyway I am getting pink ear tops from the hot sun  so I am now going to find a big hat and put it on . Love from Sherbet x

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Sherbet has found a strawberry in his garden

Oh dear I am very, very tired after working hard in my garden all day long.  You can see from my photo though that a sunbeam is landing on me, to give me back some energy.I am pleased to tell you that I found one tiny, ripe strawberry waiting for me when I went out to water my plants this morning . There it was peeping out at me from under a big leaf. I know it will not make much of an impression in my fruit bowl,  but it is still a joy to be able to pick my own home grown strawberry however small it may be. It is almost as small as a wild strawberry and I know by now you must be thinking that I am talking far too much about my one strawberry but you see,  it is the little things in life that are the most joyful to me . And this strawberry is most certainly little!!
Love from Sherbetx

Monday, 27 July 2015

Sherbet has a mystery to solve

Dear friends,
Here is a photo from my recent trip to Assisi. I need a little bit of help.  Here I am sitting on some kind of press from the year 1676. It is a very long time ago and it has not even got woodworm !
 Now then, I am not quite sure what this is for, I am thinking it must be for olives to make olive oil - is it for olives I wonder? I am just looking at it again.  What else could it be for ?  Grapes are too squishy and too messy to put in there.  I can see the stone bowl underneath that can catch a liquid or an oil and then I see the groove in the stone where the liquid can run out of the bowl into another container but I cannot see how the olive oil would come out of the wooden blocks after being squashed in the middle of them.  I am very sure it is not for freshly squeezed orange or lemon juice!!  I do hope it is not a torture machine to get juice from humans .
Can anybody tell me as I am only a sheep and I am not used to making my own olive oil with a press from 1676!
Love Sherbetx

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Sherbet is a busy sheep.

HAPPY SUNDAY to all of my dear friends both nearby and far far away. I am being a bit of a hermit lately as I am a very busy Sherbet Sheep - even on Sundays when I should be resting, meditating or hanging around in walls like I was doing here in this photo from Assisi.  I must say though that I had lots of fun yesterday evening, pulling all the long strands of brown dead grass from some huge clumps of lemon grass growing here in my garden at Clover Cottage. What a joy to see it all just green again. I do so love to put lemon grass in my herb teas. Well dear friends as I must get on with my day, I will stop writing now. I just want you all to know that I am missing you and thinking of you all.
Love Sherbetx

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Sherbet loves healthy herbs

Oh what a busy Sherbet sheep I am , I must tell you all that when you do not see me here for a while it means that I am very, very busy and do not even have time to think of writing my stories. I have missed you all though, my dear friends from nearby and far far away.  As you can see I am here now sitting in my garden at Clover Cottage. It has been raining here very heavily which I am happy about as my garden has sprouted lots of new leaves and my plants and herbs have revived in a most miraculous way. I have been eating lots of herbs lately. I love to pick huge bunches of them to put in my omelette every morning. Oh what fun it is to go out into my garden in the early morning sunshine and come back into my cosy kitchen with a huge bunch of mixed herbs,  I have  Rosemary. Tarragon, 2 types of Thyme , 3 types of Basil,  a minty thing that is very minty but not just normal mint , Rucola and Marjoram. I chop them all up together with some spring onions for my omelette which by the way  turns a delightful shade of green when loaded down with all of those herbs.
 I was a little bit worried that they may taste bitter in my omelette but they did not , they just taste herby !
Herbs are very good for me and I want to plant more and more and more again. I want them to grow into great big bushes  so that I never run out of them.
 Love from Sherbetx


Monday, 6 July 2015

Happy Christening day to Princess Charlotte

I just wanted to say Happy Christening day to my dear friend Princess Charlotte, who is the new baby sister of my other dear friend Prince George.
 How wonderful to see them strolling along to the church on the Queen's Sandringham Estate. in the beautiful county of Norfolk in England . A nice quiet family occasion.
 As you can see from my photos below,  I am waiting patiently at the gates of Anmer Hall near Sandringham for them to return.
 This is the new home of Princess Charlotte and Prince George and their parents  Kate and William.
 I must tell you a naughty secret though .  I am not really sitting there right this minute as these photos were taken before the lane leading up to the hall was blocked off. It was during the time when renovations were taking place for the young family to live in and I crept in and had my photos taken there right by the gate .
 I am afraid that now I will only be able to go in and see my friends when they send me a special invitation to a tea party.
Love from Sherbetx



Happy Birthday to Sheila Sheep

Happy Birthday to my dear friend Sheila Sheep, I am just having a scrumptious, fruity drink to celebrate her special day. I am sorry I cannot be with her to share memories of when we were just little lambs together but as you can see, I am far far away from Clover Cottage at this moment.
 Love from Sherbetx

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Goodnight , Sleep Tight

Goodnight and sleep tight to all of my dear friends from nearby and far far away.
 I am sleeping soundly here in my bedroom at Clover Cottage. You may wonder how I can be writing this in my sleep !  Well maybe it is my astral body that has popped out and is sitting at my kitchen table right now and writing this to you all. I do not know if that is the case as I am fast asleep right this minute and deep into my dreams. I just hope my astral body rejoins with my Sherbet Sheep body before I wake up in the morning. Love from Sherbetx

Doodle Dog is here again

Well, as we have not seen my dear friend Doodle Dog for some time I thought it must be a good idea to bring him back onto this page .
 As you can see, he is always busy in his art studio. He is such a talented soul but keeps himself hidden away quite a lot in his own private, creative little space. He really does deserve a little bit of fame so here he is now showing himself off for all the world to see. I hope all of you out there who have not met Doodle before enjoy meeting him now.
 Love from Sherbetx

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Happy Father's Day to Reginald Rabbit

Happy Father's day to my dear friend Reginald Rabbit who is now living happily in the magical world far far away and very nearby called Heaven .
 Love from Sherbet, the sheep who misses you and will never forget you x


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

A photo for Sherbet's cousin Stefani Sheep.


This is a photo for my dear cousin Stefani Sheep who lives far far away. She has been walking all alone in the jungle and was not at all afraid of wild animals.  For this reason I am sending her my very own jungle walk picture taken just around the corner from Clover Cottage.  I must admit I was a little bit afraid when I felt ants crawling up my trouser leg but I was brave and survived the ordeal quite well.
 Next time I come for a walk in this jungle I will wear my big rubber boots.  Love from Sherbet, a very brave sheep indeed !

Monday, 15 June 2015

Sherbet is sending you all sunshine and blessings

Just a quick hello from me, Sherbet Sheep as I am sitting here in the sunshine.
At this very moment, I am thinking of you all and wanted to send you lots of sunshiny, rainbow coloured blessings to start your week off in a harmonious and joyful way.
I am resting here on the grass after eating an omelette packed full of herbs from my garden.
I see that the slugs do not like this sunshine.  I did not see any on my lettuce this morning.
 Oh well, this is a short, sweet message letting you all know that my thoughts are with you.
 Don't worry if you think my face looks a little bit sad today, I am perfectly alright, I am just lost in my thoughts that is all and sometimes little sad bits happen in my mind especially when I think of my dear friend Reginald Rabbit who now lives in heaven.
 Love Sherbetx


Saturday, 13 June 2015

Sherbet met a man named after Saint Francis of Assisi

Here I am looking very proud to have made another new friend. This kind man was called Francesco after Saint Francis of Assisi, in fact he was born just down the road from this place which is called the Hermitage.  ( I must tell you that I did not believe he was really named after Saint Francis, but he was !!) It is where Saint Francis came to pray and to find peace . This nice man has worked here, just outside the Hermitage gates with his gift shop and cafĂ© for 50 years and he seemed to enjoy meeting me .
 Oh how blessed I am to have met so many new friends in Assisi and guess what ? Not one of them abducted me . I felt very safe and protected all of the time in this friendly country. Love from Sherbetx

Sherbet is making friends again.

Here I am making friends with complete strangers again!  I know I have been taught not to speak to strangers in case I get abducted like when the Aliens take me but I cannot help being friendly and I do love meeting new people. You can see by my face how proud I look to have made these new friends in Assisi. They seem to like me and I certainly liked them !  I did not have to speak Italian as love and smiles are a universal language. Love from Sherbet the friendly sheepx

Sherbet was sitting all alone but he was not lost.

Oh dear , I wonder what this nun thought of me sitting here at this fountain in Assisi all on my own . She clearly did not think I was lost or she would have taken me to the nearest police station or lost property office . Well, thank goodness she didn't take much notice of me as I was quite content sitting here resting for a few minutes after my long walk up the hill. Too many wonky paving stones for my little legs though, sometimes  I had to concentrate to keep my balance. Love from Sherbetx

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Sherbet has found some wild strawberries.

Oh look I have found some wild strawberries . How scrumptious . I will fill up my pockets with them.
I do hope  I remember not to sit down as they will be in my back pockets !  Love from Sherbetx

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Sherbet finds 2 four leaf clovers

My dear friends, here I am with some clover leaves. Now I must tell you all,  and I am sure you know this already, but clover leaves have 3 little leaves. If you happen to find a 4 leaf clover, it is very lucky indeed. Well here I am with a 4 leaf clover that I found in my meadow in Switzerland. In fact you cannot see it here but I actually found two 4 leaf clovers They were not easy to find, I searched and searched, then I searched some more, I focused my eyes into the large clover patches filled to the brim with 3 leaf clovers and then peeping out at me not once but twice were these rare little specimens, 4 leaf clovers. How lucky I will be now, twice as lucky as if I had only found one ! Love from Sherbet x  

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Sherbet has made 3 new friends

I have made 3 new friends . What beautiful leather collars they are wearing and what wonderful
loud dongly bells they have around their necks . I am not sure I would like to have yellow labels with numbers on stuck on my delicate Sherbet Sheep ears though. I am so glad I did not get too near to them, they were a little bit curious about me and I am afraid they might have eaten me. As you can see though I am still here to tell the tale.
 Love from Sherbetx

Sherbet is relaxing in a Swiss meadow

Well, here I am again almost falling asleep in this meadow in Switzerland.  I have been walking through this long grass and picking wildflowers. It is a little bit difficult as I am not very tall and the grass is higher than me and a little bit wet.
My feet are feeling quite soggy and I have bits of grass stuck all over my shoes, BUT
how lovely to be here, I am grateful to have soggy feet if it means that I can enjoy this delightful place.
Love from Sherbet Sheep in Switzerlandx

Sherbet is in Switzerland


Ah, how nice to be here in Switzerland in this clean, fresh, mountain air. Luckily the goat behind me is not real otherwise the air might not be quite so fresh ! I am on my way back to Clover Cottage after a lovely time spent with Saint Francis in Assisi.  I have been resting in the meadows and my next photo will show me relaxing after a long walk through the grass and wildflowers . Love from Sherbet and this Swiss goatx

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Sherbet thinks he can see St Francis praying in the cave.

Here I am dear friends sitting at the entrance to one of the caves St Francis came to sleep in, I am on a mountain top called La Verna and this was one of the retreats of St Francis. I have been inside the cave and seen where St Francis slept and I realise how lucky I am to have my comfy bed at Clover Cottage . Oh dear , when I went  inside the cave I saw a rocky, uncomfortable looking ledge and I cannot imagine how St Francis managed to fall asleep there.
I am seeing something a little bit creepy in this photograph, look to the left and middle of the cave, can you see that it looks like St Francis with his hands together in prayer, there is a little triangle of flesh colour right in the middle of the darkness and I can see dark brown robes to the left of the cave!
 I think  it is St Francis himself praying in there. I keep seeing people here that look real but  I do not think they are really real as they look to be from another time  and I think they should already be settled in the next life otherwise they must be at least 800 years old and their beards are not long enough for that. Love Sherbetx

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Sherbet is resting after lots of walking.


Oh my goodness , I have walked so much today up and down hills and down and up again and then up and down pink stoned wonky steps, (some of which I was a little bit afraid of as they were a little bit too wonky!) and then down again and then up again, until my little feet could not walk anymore .
 Here I am resting in a place that seems just made for me . Just look at all of these brightly coloured comfy cushions , I could almost be back in my cosy kitchen at Clover Cottage if it wasn't for the noises of Assisi finding their way into my ears. I am just going to rest a bit longer then  am going to feed some pigeons in the Piazza around the corner . Love from Sherbetx

Oh how Sherbet loves Saint Francis

Oh my dear Saint Francis . How I love him. Here he is with some of his birds.  Oh how he loved all the little creatures and all the big creatures and all the creations of nature surrounding him as he walked for kilometres and kilometres and then even more kilometres up hills and down into valleys and then up hills again until he found his perfect places to sit quietly and pray. ( phew what a long sentence ! ) 
 You can see that I have a look of pure bliss and adoration on my face as I am cuddling up to him . He does look rather small  here compared to me, but he is in truth hugely wonderful  with a huge heart and huge soul so just because he looks a little bit little here, it  does not reflect who he really is does it ?
Love from Sherbet Sheep x

Monday, 18 May 2015

Sherbet is resting next to St Francis


Ah, my favourite Saint, St Francis of Assisi. How blessed I am to have found this wonderful sculpture of him resting. I am here at this magnificent place called The Hermitage just outside of Assisi and up a long ,winding, steep, hairpin bended road . It was St Francis' place to retreat to and a perfect place for his meditation. I am here, resting right beside him and as you can see I have taken my shoes off too out of respect for my beloved Saint Francis.
I know that he would not mind me being here, snuggled up next to him as he did love all the creatures of the world and surely that must include sheep even ones called Sherbet.
I have had a truly delightful afternoon here with the light streaming through the trees and dappling my wool with bright white splodges. I found my own special places in the wooded slopes and pathways where I know for sure that the feet and sandals of Saint Francis have also walked . I sat in my own quiet meditation and said a few little prayers to my favourite Saint. I know he was listening to me and I am sure he is very good at answering prayers . Love from Sherbetx



Saturday, 16 May 2015

Sherbet has made new friends in Assisi

I have made some new friends again. I do not know their names but I think they come from Germany. If I remember well I have seen them before with a big group of schoolboys.
 I do hope I did not interrupt their delicious Italian ice cream eating time too much.
 Maybe we can find them again if my  German sheep friends share this photo.
 Love from Sherbet with new friends from far far away.

Sherbet is finding lots of places to rest after walking up and down hills all day in Assisi

Oh how tired my little feet are after walking up and down steep hills and wonky pink stoned steps all day long.
As you can see I am very good at finding comfy places to lay down for a little while . Those cushions  in my second photograph were just made for me and my little Sherbet Sheep body.
My shoes have been wearing out so you will start to see me wearing my grey ones soon . I don't  have many clothes with me just these dungarees . I think it is appropriate as I am trying to follow St Francis who threw away his clothes to wear a scratchy piece of sack cloth. I am sure if I wore sack cloth it wouldn't scratch me as I am far too woolly but Oh dear, poor Saint Francis must have really wished he had a soft woolly coat underneath his simple clothing . But I am sure that as he had such a pure heart and soul he was constantly being blessed with not feeling itchy.
Love from Sherbetx

Sherbet has a new friend called Lara

Hello dear friends . I must tell you that while I was on my to Assisi , I stayed for one night in a beautiful place near a lake and I introduced myself to a brand new  Italian friend called Lara, I hope Lara will read my stories. I am sure they will help her to learn English. Hello from Sherbet Sheep to Lara my new friend. Love from Sherbetx

Friday, 15 May 2015

Sherbet is enjoying being around beautiful paintings.

Here I am sitting around beautiful paintings . Oh how I am blessed to be able to come here and just stand here like this as though I am a splendid work of art myself.
If it was not for my modern clothes you may just think that I belonged in the 13th or 14th century.  I am however alive and well and living in the here and now. As you can see from this picture I have a particularly happy and contented face today.
Love from Sherbet x

Hanging about in the walls of Assisi



Here I am hanging about in the walls of Assisi watching the world go by. I am a very happy Sherbet Sheep. Love to you all.   Sherbetx

Thursday, 14 May 2015

AMORE E PACE

Dearest friends , I am sending you all huge pots of love and peace all the way from Assisi .
 How lovely that I can manage to find just the right messages to send you right there on the street.
Love from Sherbetx


Sherbet is in Assisi the home of his favourite Saint.

Oh my dear friends from nearby and far far away. I think you can see why I have not written my story lately. I have been on my travels again and now here I am in the city of peace,  Assisi , in the beautiful country of Italy. This is the home of my very favourite Saint . San Francesco. He loved all the little creatures just as I do.
Today, a very kind man allowed me to sit in his art gallery and have my photos taken.
In fact he thought it quite good fun to have me there and I am very grateful to him as it is a very beautiful place full of beautiful things and there I was, a little bit grubby from sitting around on stone walls and steps all day .  The picture of Saint Francis behind me is made of ceramic tiles .Oh how lovely it was to spend some time looking at the beautiful artwork all around me. I will show you more pictures tomorrow.  I have so many.
With love and peace from Assisi , Sherbetx


Saturday, 2 May 2015

Prince George has a new baby sister.

Here I am sitting on the Royal yacht. This is a very special day as a new baby princess was born this morning and she is the sister of my good friend Prince George. Any moment now I will be whisked off into the ocean to start my journey to meet her. I do not know her name yet and I know I will have to wait a few days before she gets back to her country home of Anmer Hall, but I am looking forward to making her my new friend.  I will visit them on my bicycle as I will enjoy riding around the blossom filled country lanes in this beautiful May weather.
 I am so happy that Prince George now has a playmate and a baby sister to look after and I cannot wait to invite them both to Clover Cottage to meet all the little creatures in my garden.
 Love from Sherbetx

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Sherbet is sunbathing.

Ah, as you can see dear friends, I am sunbathing a little bit.
 How lovely to sit here in this field with the sun on my face with nothing to do but just be.
 I am just being. The only trouble is I can't be  a human be-ing,  I have to be a Sherbet be-ing  or a sheep be-ing.  Oh dear  that makes me sound a bit strange.  I think it is better to say that I am Sherbet Sheep and I am just being. That makes much more sense doesn't it ?
 Meanwhile I have to be very careful sitting here in this hot sun because if I get pink ear tops and an even  pinker face I will have to use some of the gel from my aloe vera plant to soothe my sunburn and I don't really want to cut any of the plant off as I am trying to make it grow big.
 I will just stay in the sun another 5 minutes and then I will go in the shade. That is the sensible thing to do.
Love from Sherbetx

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Sherbet is relaxing today.

Dear friends from nearby and far far away.
 Just a simple little story today .
 Here I am sitting in my garden listening to the birds singing.
 It rained a little bit this morning so I had to wait for my rocks to dry before I could sit on them.
 It is very quiet here and I am relaxing in the warm, gentle breeze thinking of all the things I am grateful for.  The rain brings out the slugs that usually hide in my garden so I had check that there were no naughty slugs eating my lettuce. I am glad to tell you that all of my lettuce was safe !
 I looked around the rest of my garden and picked one lone, tiny strawberry from my strawberry plant and saved it for later.
In a minute I am going to close my eyes here on my dry rock and meditate and drift away to an even quieter place.
 I will see you all soon.
 Love from Sherbetx